In April 2002 my family moved from Fort Wayne to Istanbul, Turkey on a work assignment. This is not the first time we have lived outside the United States. In 1993 we worked in the former Soviet Union in the newly formed republic of Kazakstan, a vast country of mostly empty Asian steppe whose few
Hello, my name is Michael Alberico. I was the co-owner and publisher of The Waynedale News for nearly four years (2009 – 2013). I am a native of North Carolina that relocated with my family to the Waynedale area as a youngster. I grew to love the area throughout my years there while attending
I’m Fort Wayne native Lois Levihn author of Around the frame. I grew up close to Waynedale graduating from Wayne High School and IPFW. I’ve been a writer since 2009 when the new owners Alex and Michael were looking for new columnists.
Dr. Dennis E. Hensley is chairman of the Department of Professional Writing at Taylor University, where he holds the rank of full professor. He holds four degrees in communications, including a Ph.D. in English from Ball State University.
He is the author of 58 books and more than 3,500 published articles,
Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening, the Midwest Gardener’s Handbook, and Jackson and Perkins’ Beautiful Roses
Michele Andrews is a full-blown Hoosier and Waynedaler. She was born in a Fort Wayne hospital then followed her mom and dad home to Waynedale. She has seen bits and pieces of the world while serving a stint in the United States Navy. The farthest bit being St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.
Brandon Schwarze is a Fort Wayne native and an award winning, nationally published Journalist and Freelance Writer living in Fort Wayne.
Brandon earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University, and specializes in writing about law enforcement, higher education, economic develop,
Raised in a suburb of Los Angeles, Slim Randles was 14 before he was able to buy a horse. This was a $50 horse, and Slim’s dad used to say they fed it around the clock to keep the buzzards from circling the house.
The same could’ve been said of Slim at the time, as he weighed about 135 pounds until
Daris Howard is an author and playwright who grew up on a farm in rural Idaho. Throughout his life he has associated with many colorful characters including cowboys, farmers, lumberjacks, truck drivers, factory workers, and others while working in these and other industries. He will jokingly say that
I was born in a small town in northwest Iowa in 1931, lived and went to school there until I was 17. Dad enlisted in the Army early in 1942, earned a commission and served in Europe until the end of the war. He returned to Iowa, went back to his previous job and started his own business. He didn’t